Chris Mantle, Edinburgh Community Food gives us this delicious, and easy to make, recipe for healthy noodles.

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With the annual avoidable food waste for the Edinburgh City Council area being 33,000 tonnes - that’s the equivalent of 74 million meals per year or the weight of 165 blue whales - Zero Waste Scotland have put together a collection of easy to make recipes to help reduce the food waste in your home and make the most of the foods you love.


  • 40g finely sliced cooked chicken or ham
  • 1 spring onion, very finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp grated carrot
  • 1 tbsp grated courgette
  • 1 handful of very finely chopped spinach
  • 1 small clove garlic, very finely chopped
  • 1 nest rice noodles (the kind that only need to be
  • soaked in hot water)
  • 1tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 chicken stock cube
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder or curry powder


Healthy Noodles


1. Prepare the vegetables keeping them very small
or grated.

2. Finely slice the chicken.

3. Place the noodles in a bowl, cover with just boiled water, place a plate on top and leave for 5 minutes.

4. In another bowl, add the teaspoon of sesame oil, all the vegetables, chicken, chilli powder, stock cube and 1/2 a mug of just-boiled water.

5. Drain the noodles, transfer them to a bowl and add the vegetable and chicken mix.

6. Stir well.

Tip: We used sesame oil for added flavour, but vegetable oil would be fine too.

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